There has recently been a flurry of activity in the Ready to Run world from various manufacturers / model commissioners and this post is a quick update on a number of models that I had the chance to take a look at, run and photograph at the Hornby Magazine Great Electric Train Show (GETS) on … Continue reading New SR related R-t-R updates, H Class, P Class, 10201/2 and Gate Stock @hornby @HattonsModels @kernowmodelrail
I am pleased to show on this post the progress made on the Kernow Model Rail Centre ex LSWR Gate Stock sets, with some pictures and video of the 2nd Engineering Prototypes (EPs). The purpose of such EPs are to check the toiling and the options within tooling to represent the variations being produced. Although … Continue reading The Kernow Model Rail Centre ex LSWR Gate stock 2nd Engineering Prototype pictures and video
Hinton Parva is one of the layouts of the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society, I shall be exhibiting with this layout and the rest of the team from the Society at the Buckinghamshire Railway Society's Steam and Model Railway Gala at Quainton on the Sunday and Monday (note: not Saturday!) of this coming Bank … Continue reading Hinton Parva of the @HWDMRS at the Quainton Steam and Model Railway Gala this weekend.
This coming weekend 11th / 12th October sees the second Great Electric Train Show organised by Hornby Magazine will feature 25 top quality layouts across all of the scales. This year as well as usual for such Hornby Magazine events I can be found not only behind one of Magazine Editor Mike Wild's layouts 'Twelve Trees Junction', making … Continue reading Great Electric Train Show this weekend 11/12th October
A particular pet hate of mine is viewing layouts that have no backscene, even simple a plain blue or grey painted back board is better that nothing. The last thing I want to see is the clutter behind the layout and the midriffs (being kind) of the operators. A good backscene helps create impression of … Continue reading A view from the line #13 creating the impression of depth – effective backscenes
A busy few weeks ahead beckons on the exhibition front, with the main highlight for me being the appearance of Fisherton Sarum at the BRM Festival of British Railway Modelling at Doncaster Racecourse, in 12 days time (11/12th February). If that event wasn’t enough I shall be operating three other layouts at three other shows … Continue reading Four exhibitions in five weekends with four different layouts…
Hinton Parva is one of the layouts of the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society, I shall be exhibiting with this layout and the rest of the team from the Society at the Railway Enthusiasts Club exhibition this weekend (10/11th September) at Woking. The layout represents a very busy junction station on a Joint … Continue reading Hinton Parva on show at REC exhibition in Woking this weekend.